In 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the first Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin, in the 1 oz denomination. These coins are still issued annually today, and are also available in several fractional denominations. The Gold Maple Leaf is the official gold bullion coin of Canada, and is deemed one of the oldest gold coins on the gold bullion market today, along with the South African Gold Krugerrand. The 2009 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin is currently available for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Received in a protective plastic flip!
- 31st issue of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coin.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- The obverse features a profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
- The reverse features the Maple Leaf.
- Bears a face value of $50 (CAD) backed by the Canadian Government.
The Royal Canadian Mint first minted the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin in 1979 and has issued it annually since that time. Initially minted in only the 1 oz denomination, the Gold Maple Leaf is considered legal tender, with the 1 oz coin having a face value of $50 Canadian Dollars. In 1982, and in various subsequent years, fractional denominations were minted as well. The 2009 Gold Maple Leaf is available additionally in the following denominations 1/20 oz ($1), 1/10 oz ($5), 1/4 oz ($10), and 1/2 oz ($20). Due to the consistency of its design and mintage, the Gold Maple Leafs are regarded as the standard by which other 24-karat gold bullion coins are judged.
The obverse of the 2009 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf features the right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II. Canadian artist Susanna Blunt created this particular version of Her Majesty in 2003. Various versions of Queen Elizabeth II have been on the obverse of all Canadian coinage since 1952, when she ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom.
The reverse of the 2009 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf features the beloved sugar Maple Leaf design. Walter Ott created this design in 1979 for the Royal Canadian Mint, and it has remained basically unchanged, as the design for all versions of the Canadian Maple Leaf coins. The Maple Leaf is a symbol of pride and nationalism for Canadians.
The Royal Canadian Mint was originally founded in Ottawa in 1908 and is the official sovereign mint of Canada. It produces all of Canadas circulation coins as well as manufactures the circulation coins of other nations. It is considered a Crown Corporation, meaning it is a government organization with a mix of commercial and public-policy responsibilities.
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